Our Staff

Francella, Station Manager
Francella Fiallos (she/her)
Station Manager
Originally from Ottawa by way of Halifax, Francella's love of campus radio began at Carleton University where she completed her Bachelor of Journalism. Later, she worked for the National Campus and Community Radio Association and the CBC Parliamentary Bureau before moving to Halifax. She was the programming and development director at CKDU-FM, Dalhousie University's campus radio station. She currently sits on the board of directors for Debaser, a DIY arts organization based in Ottawa. In this photo, Francella is holding a copy of Moondog Matinee by The Band. Please talk to her about The Band.
Chris, Program Director
Chris Aitkens (he/him)
Program Director
Host of Sewer Spewer on CJLO, Chris pays tribute to Montreal's underground scene every week. He studied journalism at Concordia University, which led to him to become a board operator and weekend "news vampire" at CJAD 800 before joining CJLO's team. On the side, he writes about horror movies for Nightmare On Film Street, and screams in a heavy punk band called Gutser. His other obsessions include the Simpsons, VHS collecting and sewing.
Tabéa Benlakehal
Tabéa Benlakehal
Volunteer Coordinator
Currently studying Communications & Cultural Studies at Concordia, local Montrealer Tabéa has always wanted to get involved with music or art-based organizations and communities. Growing up in two different cultures and playing classical piano for eight years, this foundation of openness when it comes to music has made it her part-time job in sharing music with loved ones, add new music to her library, and find refuge and cathartic feelings towards this cherished medium. She hopes to bring willing and passionate people into CJLO’s bubble through managing volunteering work and staying supportive of the radio station during her university journey.
Head Music Director Director
Calvin Cashen
Interim Head Music Director
Hailing from a small town in Dallas, Texas, Calvin made his way to Montreal in 2015 to study Journalism and Communications at Concordia. He hosts The Waiting Room alongside his good friend Erin and is currently working as CJLO’s Interim Head Music Director. A recent graduate, Calvin hopes to use his musical expertise to elevate the presence of community radio and the underground artists that comprise it. Aside from his zealous passion for all things music, Calvin enjoys watching trashy TV shows, playing video games and complaining about the trials of daily life.
Megan, Hip Hop Director
Megan Dams
Hip Hop Music Director
Growing up just outside of Toronto, ON, Megan Dams moved to Montreal in 2018 to attend Concordia’s Communication Studies program, specializing in Sound Production. She started volunteering with CJLO in 2021 to bring more of the music she was surrounded by in Toronto to the Montreal scene, starting her own R&B/Hip-Hop show on the station called Purple Hour. Megan is passionate about diversifying the programming here at CJLO and building up our Hip-Hop & R&B music libraries, as well as supporting local Montreal/Canadian talent in these genres. When not listening to PARTYNEXTDOOR, Megan can be found watching foreign indie films, eating shawarma, and buying creepy looking candelabras.
Kelly, World Music Director
Kelly Belfo
World Music Director
World Music Director since 2003, Kelly Belfo helped build the world music department from the ground up. From CJLO's world music library now overflowing with great music from Montreal and abroad to a stellar Saturday line-up of music from the Caribbean and around the world, it is no wonder that CJLO is highly recognized in the world music scene. CJLO world music department also work closely with Festival International Nuits D'Afrique, Mundial Montreal, and Montreal International Reggae Festival.
Andrew, Metal Music Director
Andrew Wieler
Metal Music Director
Andrew, host of Grade A Explosives, oversees the metal section of the station. He enjoys sleeping and usually doesn't want to talk to anyone. Don't be fooled though, he can also chat your ear off about metal, indie rock, robot uprisings, or industrial music.
Kaitlyn, Magazine Editor
Magazine Editor
Kaitlyn DiBartolo (she/her)
Falling into a deep infatuation with the word “nostalgia” in her early adolescence, Kaitlyn found her way to Lana Del Rey’s music at probably too young of an age. She studies English Literature at Concordia University and has since her CEGEP days; when and where she discovered that her Melancholy could be justified by the Romantic poets. Her upbringing in the suburbs has only refined her appreciation for the city of Montreal, appreciating every tawny brick in the wall and every rusted staircase she passes by. Her admiration for the city combined with her belief in community is what binds her to CJLO, where she explores the many facets of journalism. She can be seen reading Gail Scott’s “Heroine” or being solaced by the moon.
Jennifer, Associate Content Editor
Jennifer Zipper (they/them)
Associate Content Editor
A recent graduate of Concordia University’s Communication Studies program, Jen was first drawn to CJLO as a volunteer due to the closeness of the community and the chance to discover local artists. Outside of campus radio work, you can find them binge-watching full seasons of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, watching musical theatre productions, cooking, and buying way too many scented candles.
Production Director
Remi, Equipment Manager
Remi Caron (he/him)
Equipment Manager
Remi Caron has been with CJLO for close to three years hosting At The Movies (With Iconic Sounds), a show that is part movie talk and part playing some of the iconic soundtracks or scores to cinema. In addition he has been CJLO's Equipment Manager for two years. His two favourite directors of all time would be Martin Scorsese and Stanley Kubrick. You can also find Remi in the CJLO vault organizing the various genre sections, which he claims is a Zen experience. His philosophy on life is that you never start off the morning without a good coffee. Also he is open to having discussions about the latest releases in theatres.
News Director
Cedric Gallant
News Director
At 12 years old, I wrote down that I wanted to be a journalist in a career orientation workshop. Since then, my path has been a straight line towards that goal. Later, I decided to use geography as my subject of choice and is now my second major that I am taking at Concordia. With that in mind, I am equipping myself to speak on a wide variety of topics, varying from climate change and the environment to socio-cultural issues and behaviors. My purpose is to take journalism and use it as a tool not only to inform people, but to broaden their understanding about the human experience. Now, protagonist talk aside, as a News Editor, I intend on making the department as enjoyable of an experience possible with a nice dose of ambition sprinkled in. But for now, I hope to see some keen audio-journalists work the microphones for CJLO 1690 AM
Angelica, Art Director
Angelica Calcagnile
Art Director
Whether a cheaply photocopied black & white flyer, or a large fancy poster printed with the finest metallic inks, Angelica believes everything deserves to to be beautiful, and she's been using her professional experience in graphic design, marketing and production to provide the bulk of CJLO's branding and design work since 2001. She also hosts BVST, billed the best (and worst) of rock'n'roll, country, punk and metal, which is the longest continually running show on CJLO.
Jason, RPM Music Director
Jason Regy
RPM Music Director
After volunteering at CSKY - John Abbott College's student radio station, he decided to try his hand at being a radio host at CJLO. Since starting Rigged Sessions, he has garnered the attention of many producers and DJs - some of who have played at major festivals and signed their tracks to major labels, or even own their own labels - as well as record labels of many electronic genres! As he developed a friendship with them, some of them decided to create guest mixes on his show! Rigged Jasn combines his DJing skills with his (supposedly really attractive) radio voice, his connections to the industry as well as his motto - there's something for everyone when it comes to electronic music - to provide a unique radio experience which no one else has been able to provide through Rigged Sessions.
Lin Cui
Lin Cui
Volunteer Coordinator for Third Language Programming and International Students
Born and raised in China, Lin Cui moved to Montréal when she was 18. Currently Lin is an international student studying finance at Concordia University. Lin started learning English when she was 12 and participated in a talent show and sang an English song for the first time, Yellow by Coldplay. She always has a passion for music, and is eager to help CJLO to reach more students and alumni, and support international students like her to get involved and improve the quality of the international student experience.